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1. Immediacy of access
Quick key mechanism launches the application directly from the home screen, making search, Google Maps, Gmail, and other Google mobile services available immediately.
2. Immediacy of location
Google Mobile App for Nokia Series 60 smartphones comes with location awareness built in. If you use the My Location feature, you’ll get local search results that relate to where you are.
3. Immediacy of query formulation
The dual approach is followed to help make query formulation little efficient. First, your search history is available so that it’s easy to repeat queries. Second, query based suggestions is offered on what has been entered so far to get you to your results as quickly as possible.
In Google Mobile App, an item is provided in Settings to let people choose what best suits them.
According to the post published at LA Times. As we all know computers can’t think to a certain extent because they have to do what they get. Sometime computers can be unintentionally funny. Check out the funny things about Google’s search suggestion feature.
Google suggest was Launched in December 2004 as a beta product. Suggest wasn’t integrated into Google.com or various Web browser toolbars until last year.
The suggest works like this: type a partial search like "Mansoor Ahmed is" or "Charles is" into Google.
Anyway, if those guesses are entertaining enough, snap a picture of the list and submit it to your local social website.
Type "Charles Darwin is" and you’ll find that in addition to suggesting that the British scientist is, yet again, an idiot — the words "wrong," and "satan" may be just as likely to satisfy some online searchers.
For those too lazy to punch the previous two terms into Google, the search engine irreverently suggests that Barack Obama could be an idiot, a Muslim, a socialist, the Antichrist, "hot" or your new bicycle — whatever that means.
Google offers a similarly variegated list of characteristics for Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly, which swings from racist, to idiot and back to the more flattering "nice."
Similarly you can search for “Geek is ”
One of the Digg classic is "how long does …" which shows that search engines may be more likely to be used to skirt a drug test than to learn how long it takes to boil an egg.
I am smiling, am laughing rather while referring and writing this post, we will enjoy it too. Keep smiling and always be happy.
Many of the users might have experienced an unfortunate incident yesterday. That is right I am talking about Google unexpected outage which affected many users. The search engine giant has come and out and said this unfortunate incident was attributed to a traffic routing error. Specifically speaking users in the United States and other numerous countries were affected by it. Many services offered by Google including Gmail, YouTube, Google News and google.com homepage went offline and inaccessible because of this undesirable event.
The error which is termed as #googlefail by some was a result of misdirected traffic. No thanks to a system mistake, large number of users were routed through the same location. Urs Hoelzle, Senior VP of operations for Google in this regard stated:
An error in one of our systems caused us to direct some of our Web traffic through Asia, which created a traffic jam.
According to the estimates given by the senior VP, around 14% of Google users throughout the globe were affected. Complaints were received from users based in US, China, France and Australia. In an effort to explain the error, Hoelzle said:
Imagine if you were trying to fly from New York to San Francisco, but your plane was routed through an airport in Asia. And a bunch of other planes were sent that way too, so your flight was backed up and your journey took much longer than expected. That’s basically what happened
As expected, Google has came out and made an official apology regarding this state, calling it an embarrassing glitch. They have promised that their hard working engineers are taking all possible measures to prevent the occurence of such an incident in the future.
Google has given Google News a bit of a change today. Some areas, particularly the section pages has a lot more visual flare.
If you click on any of the main sections like Business, Sci/Tech, Entertainment, etc. You will see relevant media file on the right. This includes things like YouTube videos, groups of images, popular stories links, etc.
Depending on what section you are browsing, you might see different things. On the Business page, you will see a Google Finance Graph showing info on Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P500. Any stocks in your portfolio will also be displayed. You can add them from a link right on the page.
Just like other sections you can see Top Technology News,and relevant media on the right side, featured photos, popular stories and lot more.
Other sections display featured videos or featured photos in that spot. In addition, scattered throughout the Google News pages (including the home page) and results, you will see little YouTube icons next to results that when clicked will open a YouTube video clip right on the page.
Just shown above that you can also see the video as well as read the respective article or story.
A quiet rollout last week added several features to Google News results. Google News clusters got better today with categorized content from blogs, local news, quotes, images and videos. When you click on “all news articles” links below each cluster in Google News they will show cluster pages with all the above said sections, each section like blogs, local sources also carry links to more articles.
Depending on the most recent coverage and materials available for a given story, the page features top articles, quotes from the people in the story, and posts from news blogs. You’ll also find image thumbnails, videos, articles from sources based near the story, but where are the related articles?
The above figure clearly states that each news shown is not the similar story.
For those of you interested in the reaction on the ground, you’ll also find local articles on the game written in Los Angeles and Houston:
Clicking on any article or image you will be redirected to the original source, while clicking on a partner video link opens up the video in a small window on the page.
The new story page highlight more sources and provide the users with more ways to experience the news.
And now what, what about the logos, not related? Still Google News not impressive.
Mark Larson, Google Chrome Program Manager has addressed a newer version of Google Chrome, with a bug fix right after the release of the stable release.
Google fixed some security holes with a new release of its stable version of Chrome–then released a replacement shortly afterward to prevent a batch of crashes that turned up as well. How its possible to release another version right after the stable release?
Google released the 188.8.131.52 version on Tuesday, as it was intended to fix one critical security problem and one high-severity one. Right after two days there came 184.108.40.206 to fix a crash during startup that affected “a small percentage of users,” said Chrome Program Manager Mark Larson.
With the first problem, an attacker under some circumstances run and attack software with the same privilege as the computer user.
With the second, an issue handling 2D graphics could potentially allow a specially crafted image to crash a tab and run an attacker’s code within Chrome’s sandbox security isolation system.
Today I came across a post, with very attractive and catchy topic “Google launches stand-alone contacts manager.” This post is all about Google’s new stand-alone contacts manager. According to CNET news Google has launched a contacts manager that users of services like Google Docs, Picasa, and Calendar can use, without having to be a Gmail users.
The major aim of this contacts manager is to let the users share contacts more easily between different services. Google Contacts is just similar like any other contacts function. You can easily import and export your contacts from other sources such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Yahoo, or Hotmail. For Apple you must use a utility called "A to G."
If you are part of a business, school or other organization using Google Apps, the administrator will have to enable this functionality within the control panel by clicking on the "add more services" link, finding the "Contacts" option and clicking the "add it now" button.
After reading about this feature it looks cool, but thing is where will other contact services go? I didn’t see anything really innovative.
You can have Google Contacts here.
Keeping software up to date is very important. Google Update is the service that makes Google’s desktop applications behave more like the constantly updated web applications. Unfortunately, the service has many bugs, it can’t be disabled unless you uninstall all the applications that use it and there are some privacy issues.
Google update is open sourced. Since Google Update is always running on your system, there’s no simple way to stop it, and since it’s a fundamental part of the Google software that needs it, it’s not explicitly installed.
Whenever Google Update communicates with Google’s provided servers, it sends IDs of Google Update-managed applications on user’s computer and general information for these applications.
Google Update also uses its own, randomly-generated unique ID number to accurately count total users. This information includes version numbers, languages, operating system, and other install or update-related details, such as whether or not the applications have been run.
A software that’s always up-to-date prevents malware from exploiting the already solved security issues, makes it easier to report bugs and it’s constantly improving, but Google should provide an interface that lets you control how often the service checks for updates and even disable it.
Google Chrome is a browser that combines a minimal design with sophisticated technology to make the web faster, safer, and easier. Google Chrome’s popularity has been increasing day by day.
Google Chrome continued its upward market share in March 2009. I was looking at my browser breakdown tonight. Here’s is last 30 days data from Google Analytics.
Some different browser market share numbers:
- Net Applications: Chrome went from 1.15% to 1.23% in last Month.
- StatCounter: Chrome topped 2% recently. Click through to see fewer people using Internet Explorer and more people using Firefox and Chrome over the weekends.
- Clicky: In the last 2 months, Chrome has gone from 2.099% to 2.479%.
Not shabby for a little over six months since Chrome was released. My favorite Chrome links recently are:
- The dev channel switcher to get the latest/greatest features in Chrome. For example, the dev channel uses the F11 key to switch to full-screen mode. You can also delete auto-form-fill suggestions by cursoring down to them and hitting the “Delete” key.
Gmail is a new kind of webmail, built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful.
Now there is always a question of finding the right email among thousands, which is as important as finding the right web page across the billions of web pages.
Gmail has made the search more easier, Gmail labs is introducing a new experimental feature in Gmail Labs: Search Autocomplete.
Turn on Search Autocomplete from the Labs tab under Gmail Settings, and you’ll get suggestions as you type in the search box. One of the most popular searches in Gmail is for names or email addresses, so the first kind of suggestions you’ll see are contacts. Some names are not easy to remember — with this new Labs feature you can just type one or two letters and select the desired contact from the drop down list.
Gmail also offers advanced search operators, which provide a powerful way to find that one message you want to search. You can search in specific places (e.g. in chats or sent items), or search for messages with attachments of a certain type (e.g. docs or photos).
With Search Autocomplete, you can just type “photos” or “pictures,” select “has photos” from the drop down list, and the search query (filename:(jpg OR png)) gets inserted for me.
Similarly, you can type in the word “attachment” and Search Autocomplete will list the most common attachment types for you.
If you’d like to include tiff files in your search result, you can adapt the query manually to filename:(jpg OR png OR tiff).